This multiple-year long, weekly PremedHQ DIME free mentorship is primarily for students from underrepresented communities of populations underrepresented in medicine. The American Association of Medical Colleges, or AAMC, has described underrepresented in medicine as the following:
Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. This lens currently includes students who identify as African Americans and/or Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Pacific Islander, and mainland Puerto Rican. The definition also refers to students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We understand that “underrepresented” or “disadvantaged” can mean many things in addition to the AAMC definition, so please apply even if the above may not clearly explain your specific context.
To apply, you must:
- show an interest in medicine demonstrated through past or current activities
- be a current student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Postbaccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in the USA
- If you’re in college, your DIME mentorship extends through to your graduation
- If you’re in a post-baccaleureate program, your DIME mentorship extends through completion of your medical school application process
- Have a cumulative GPA ≥3.30 (if accepted to the DIME program, you must show verification of this from an official transcript)
- One letter of recommendation from a coach, professor, research mentor, supervisor, etc explaining why you would be an excellent fit for the PremedHQ DIME program
If accepted to PremedHQ DIME, you must:
- E-mail an official copy of your transcript to DIME@premedhq.com
- Have one to two local adult guardians (e.g. parent, older sibling, college counselor, coach, professor, etc.) to be your “co-sponsors” – this means they will be present during a phone-call meeting once per month to help ensure the implementation of your PremedHQ DIME plan
- Upon successful admission into medical school, you pledge to help mentor 2 students during your medical school education – this amounts to approximately 1 hour per week per student
The PremedHQ DIME Initiative Mentorship program is a highly selective program. We will work diligently to select motivated and diverse students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. When completing this form please use your “.edu” email address. All completed applications will be carefully reviewed and evaluated by our committee. Applications are rolling, so the sooner you apply, the better.
Thoughtful essays will be highly regarded so please dedicate ample time to complete this application. Feel free to create your answers in a word document and copy them to this form once completed. Please note, that your application will not be complete until you send your official transcripts, one letter of recommendation, and a PDF copy of your application to DIME@premedhq.com .
If you have a question about the suitability for this program to reach your goals, please request a consultation prior to submitting your application. Competitive applicants will be invited to interview via Skype once all application materials are submitted and reviewed.
Feel free to email us at DIME@premedhq.com with any further questions.
- Apply through to February 28th, 2020 (applications are rolling)
- March 1st – April 1st, 2020: Interview invites sent
- May 15th, 2020: Notification of Acceptances